Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC is among South Africa’s legal team in its genocide case against Israel.
South Africa concluded its legal bid to force the immediate suspension of Israel’s military operation in Gaza by stressing that – no matter what “some individuals” among the Palestinians in the area may have done – “nothing can ever justify genocide”.
“No matter what some individuals within the group of Palestinians in Gaza may have done, and no matter how great the threat to Israeli citizens might be, genocidal attacks on the whole of Gaza and the whole of its population with the intent of destroying them cannot be justified,” Professor Vaughan Lowe KC argued in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday.
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